Central City Residents Meetings Monday, June 11 2007 Welcome and Residents’ Issues Michael Snyder Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee
Agenda • Welcome Latest developments and Residents’ Issues • Update on Issues from January’s Meetings • Crime and Safety Update • Your views on working together for an environmentally-friendly City • Residents’ Questions (open session)
Latest developments for the City • Resident satisfaction survey • City’s Local Area Agreement • Visitor Strategy • New information centre • Tour de France
Residents’ Issues Major issues for discussion: • Rough sleeping • Considerate contracting (Hotline: 020 7332 1004 ) • Cannon Street redevelopment
Central City Residents Meetings Update on progress since January 2007 meetings Chris Duffield Town Clerk and Chief Executive
Update on progress • Children and young people • Post Office provision • Planning policy • Defibrillators • Millennium Bridge inclinator
Central City Residents Meetings Crime and Safety update Assistant Commissioner Frank Armstrong City of London Police
Central City Residents Meetings Working together for an environmentally-friendly City…
Working together for an environmentally-friendly City… How environmentally-friendly is the City? Simon Mills Sustainable Development Unit, City of London Wenda Sturrock EcoTeam volunteer and local resident
Environmentally-friendly City Working with the Eco-Team…
Environmentally-friendly City Savings • Total rubbish reduced by nearly 20% • Recycling now 61% of total waste • (City average 30%) • Electricity savings per flat between • £17 and £124 per year • 2 team members have given up their cars, • giving 4 out of 6 flats with no cars
Using the keypad to vote… • Press the number button that corresponds with your selected answer (there is no enter key required) • You can see how you have voted by looking in the display screen at the top of the keypad • If you change your mind or make a mistake simply re-submit your new answer whilst “vote now” is flashing
Lunchtime session:Question 1: Environmentally-friendly City What action, if any, are you taking at home to support an environmentally-friendly City? Please choose as many as apply.
Lunchtime session: Question 2: Environmentally-friendly City What TWO things could the City Corporation do better to help you to be more environmentally-friendly? Please choose up to TWO only.
Evening session:Question 1: Environmentally-friendly City What action, if any, are you taking at home to support an environmentally-friendly City? Please choose as many as apply.
Evening session: Question 2: Environmentally-friendly City What TWO things could the City Corporation do better to help you to be more environmentally-friendly? Please choose up to TWO only.
Working together for an environmentally-friendly City… Supporting Fairtrade Reverend Mr G R Bush Chairmen, Fairtrade Steering Group Emma Bara Sustainable Development Unit, City of London
Supporting Fairtrade Why Fairtrade? • Responsibilities as international citizens • Helping people access the international markets • Good business practice • We believe in it
Supporting Fairtrade Fairtrade and the City • The local authority must pass a resolution supporting Fairtrade • A range of Fairtrade products must be readily available in the area’s shops and served in local cafés • Fairtrade products must be used by a number of local work places and community organisations • Attract media coverage and popular support for campaign • Set up a local Fairtrade steering group to ensure continued commitment to Fairtrade status
Supporting Fairtrade Fairtrade Steering Group • Oversees the commitment to achieve Fairtrade status for the Square Mile • Chair - Reverend Mr G R Bush • Members include: Aviva, KPMG, Sainsbury's, Matrix Research, Justshare, Waitrose, Bywaters, Overbury, City Corporation and the Barbican Centre
Supporting Fairtrade Events to date • Business Breakfast at Aviva • Business lunch hosted by Overbury • Visits to City Schools • Fairtrade served at Ghana State Banquet
Lunchtime session:Question 3: Supporting Fairtrade How often do you buy Fairtrade products (e.g. food, clothes, drinks)? Please choose one option only
Lunchtime session:Question 4: Supporting Fairtrade What, if anything, is preventing you from buying more Fairtrade? Please choose up to three options
Evening session:Question 3: Supporting Fairtrade How often do you buy Fairtrade products (e.g. food, clothes, drinks)? Please choose one option only
Evening session:Question 4: Supporting Fairtrade What, if anything, is preventing you from buying more Fairtrade? Please choose up to three options
Central City Residents Meetings Residents’ Issues & Questions
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